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Hush Puppies:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup green peppers finely diced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  • 4 fillets
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme


  • In a large mixing bowl, add cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, garlic, green peppers and egg, mix well. Gradually add buttermilk until a stiff dough has formed.
  • In a 1-quart saucepan, add oil on medium heat. Form dough into golf ball size balls and carefully drop into the oil. Cook until golden and drain on paper towels.
  • Oil for frying
  • In a small bowl, add egg, in another bowl adds cornmeal, paprika, salt and thyme, mix well. In a saute pan on medium heat, add oil for frying. Coat each fillet in egg and then cover with cornmeal mixture. Carefully place into hot oil and cook until golden. Approximately 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towel. Serve with lemon wedges.
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